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MacRumors
Aug 31, 2011, 03:33 PM
http://images.macrumors.com/im/macrumorsthreadlogo.gif (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/08/31/photo-stream-illustration-leads-to-iphone-5-speculation/)


http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2011/08/photo_stream_iphone_icon_4.jpg


Earlier today, a photo was sent to both MacRumors and 9to5Mac (http://9to5mac.com/2011/08/31/iphone-5-icon-shows-up-in-photo-stream-beta-application/) showing an instructional image included in the latest iPhoto 9.2 beta (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/08/26/apple-seeds-os-x-lion-10-7-2-build-11c43-and-other-icloud-updates-to-developers/) that includes an unusual looking iPhone-like device. The image has naturally led to speculation that it could represent the iPhone 5.

German site Appdated.de has also posted some actual screenshots (http://www.appdated.de/2011/08/iphone-5-symbol-in-iphoto-9-2-beta-3-echter-beweis/) showing the image in question.

http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2011/08/photo_stream_iphone_icon_2.jpg



http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2011/08/photo_stream_iphone_icon_3.jpg


Aside from the extremely low likelihood of anyone involved in iPhoto design work having details on the iPhone 5, the image in question certainly appears to merely be an artist's representation of a generic iOS device to accompany the text referring to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Consequently, we have no reason to believe that this image represents anything related to the iPhone 5 and post it here solely for interest and discussion.

Article Link: Photo Stream Illustration Leads to iPhone 5 Speculation (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/08/31/photo-stream-illustration-leads-to-iphone-5-speculation/)



lukefinch
Aug 31, 2011, 03:41 PM
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

Very interesting, hopefully this is a sign of things to come...

Marktherippr
Aug 31, 2011, 03:42 PM
That home button seems to be elongated. Yeah it is a tiny image, but it looks more rectangular than circular...

nickpro
Aug 31, 2011, 03:47 PM
can anyone point to another instance where a "generic iOS device" has been pictured anywhere in apple's marketing materials, mac os x graphics, etc.?

i have NEVER seen apple do this anywhere. i don't buy the explanation, thats the iPhone 5.
http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/2444/compatibilitye.jpg

Androidwoz
Aug 31, 2011, 03:47 PM
Woow!! is that my Samsung Galaxy S II??

bushido
Aug 31, 2011, 03:49 PM
I hope this is true, looks great and would explain why apple tried to get the galaxy s2 banned. It looks identical, now who copied who?

Androidwoz
Aug 31, 2011, 03:50 PM
I hope this is true, looks great and would explain why apple tried to get the galaxy s2 banned. It looks identical, now who copied who?

Haha hmm i think :apple: designed it =)

bushido
Aug 31, 2011, 03:52 PM
Haha hmm i think :apple: designed it =)

But the S2 has been on sale here for months ...

skythefly13
Aug 31, 2011, 03:54 PM
Why would the home button be oblong/rectangular shaped if it was just a 'generic artist representation of an iOS device'? :confused:

EnigMoiD
Aug 31, 2011, 04:07 PM
I think this is it.

bushido
Aug 31, 2011, 04:07 PM
Why would the home button be oblong/rectangular shaped if it was just a 'generic artist representation of an iOS device'? :confused:

The leaked cases had a home button like that tho. Maybe they r just playing us? Using all those rumors to confuse everyone but then again its just a freakin gadget, ppl sure cant be that desperate right? RIGHT???

hNicolas
Aug 31, 2011, 04:10 PM
The only reason for the rectangular shaped home button is for a larger screen. In my opinion, the Macrumors iPhone 5 rendition is what the iPhone 5 will most likely appear as. That's good news!

skythefly13
Aug 31, 2011, 04:16 PM
Qft

Taken as Quit ********** Talking. :cool:

CashDude
Aug 31, 2011, 04:30 PM
Quoted for truth!

MacAgnostic
Aug 31, 2011, 04:32 PM
Woow!! is that my Samsung Galaxy S II??
It sure looks like one. BTW the display is closer to 16x10 than 3x2

nickpro
Aug 31, 2011, 04:33 PM
its very simple - if apple would have wanted to show a graphical representation of an iPhone, iPad, AND iPod Touch, it would have pictured 3 little cartoons of the separate devices. instead it chose to picture 1 device. you do the math.

appleguy123
Aug 31, 2011, 04:34 PM
I hope this is true, looks great and would explain why apple tried to get the galaxy s2 banned. It looks identical, now who copied who?

I somehow doubt that Apple's legal team was informed of the iPHone 5 design.

alexbates
Aug 31, 2011, 04:41 PM
Watch that be actually what the iPhone 5 looks like, and Samsung sue Apple for copying the Galaxy S 2 design :D

justinfreid
Aug 31, 2011, 04:43 PM
can anyone point to another instance where a "generic iOS device" has been pictured anywhere in apple's marketing materials, mac os x graphics, etc.?

i have NEVER seen apple do this anywhere. i don't buy the explanation, thats the iPhone 5.
Image (http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/2444/compatibilitye.jpg)

Great image to post. I think this new icon represents an upcoming device.

pewra
Aug 31, 2011, 04:44 PM
Scaled up, the screen of that device is 121 by 190; which fits almost exactly (allowing for error) into a 16x10 ratio. The body doesn't fit particularly well with current devices, it's either longer or wider than any we've seen so far.

While I'd hate to think of apple changing the screen dimensions, this had to be based on something.

http://cl.ly/2x3T1p1c2r2c42300q01/giggles.png http://cl.ly/2D323G260X0j1M3u360o/giggles2.png

bushido
Aug 31, 2011, 05:06 PM
Scaled up, the screen of that device is 121 by 190; which fits almost exactly (allowing for error) into a 16x10 ratio. The body doesn't fit particularly well with current devices, it's either longer or wider than any we've seen so far.

While I'd hate to think of apple changing the screen dimensions, this had to be based on something.

Image (http://cl.ly/2x3T1p1c2r2c42300q01/giggles.png) Image (http://cl.ly/2D323G260X0j1M3u360o/giggles2.png)

The pic on the left is a dream come true. However it looks like a htc ^^

tlevier
Aug 31, 2011, 05:19 PM
Even if you could remember the last time Apple used a generic phone image in their software for iTunes or iPhoto, the real question is when was the last time Apple went out of it's way to create an icon based on a device's rumored design?

This practically seals the deal for my prediction:

Prediction: Apple will release 2 new iPhones and discontinue both the iPhone 3GS and the iPhone 4. The 2 new phones will be iPhone 4S, (The low end entry level model which will have a speed boost over the iPhone 4) and the iPhone 5, which will have a completely new design and screen size. As the company transitions to the new screen size, look to the iPad 3 to have an HD screen that is basically "pixel doubling" based on the larger iPhone 5 screen.

Count it!

Reach9
Aug 31, 2011, 05:22 PM
It does seem weird that the designers went out of the way to make the iOS device look like that. We know it's easy to just put a small rectangle and a circle, and voila you're done! but to make it an elongated home button, and a seeming bigger screen, would point to at least something.

It's a designer for iPhoto, why wouldn't the person be educated about the upcoming iPhone if he/she is to include it as an icon?
Also, it is a beta, and therefore not released to the public. So it's a possibility.

The biggest joke of all would be.. if the iPhone 5 looks similar to the Samsung Galaxy S2 LOL! Who is suing who now?

Scaled up, the screen of that device is 121 by 190; which fits almost exactly (allowing for error) into a 16x10 ratio. The body doesn't fit particularly well with current devices, it's either longer or wider than any we've seen so far.

While I'd hate to think of apple changing the screen dimensions, this had to be based on something.

Image (http://cl.ly/2x3T1p1c2r2c42300q01/giggles.png) Image (http://cl.ly/2D323G260X0j1M3u360o/giggles2.png)

If your calculation is right, then I can definitely see it fitting the rumored iPhone 5 case leaks. Hmm..

http://smartphones.flexibletablet.info/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/iphone5-case-leaked-thinner-and-larger.jpg

appleguy123
Aug 31, 2011, 05:29 PM
Scaled up, the screen of that device is 121 by 190; which fits almost exactly (allowing for error) into a 16x10 ratio. The body doesn't fit particularly well with current devices, it's either longer or wider than any we've seen so far.

While I'd hate to think of apple changing the screen dimensions, this had to be based on something.

Image (http://cl.ly/2x3T1p1c2r2c42300q01/giggles.png) Image (http://cl.ly/2D323G260X0j1M3u360o/giggles2.png)

That looks awesome! I hope that the iPhone does get a 16:10 screen after seeing this!

arn
Aug 31, 2011, 05:58 PM
Ya, you guys may be right. It does seem too coincidental. I've reconsidered and republished this on the front page:

http://www.macrumors.com/2011/08/31/photo-stream-iphone-icon-hints-at-the-iphone-5-design/

arn

Mattsasa
Aug 31, 2011, 06:02 PM
anyone got a photo of what it looked like before??

then one would ask why would apple change the image what would be the purpose? isn't iPhoto 9.2 going to be launching at the same time as the expected iPhone 5 in a week or so?

Glassman
Aug 31, 2011, 08:03 PM
Scaled up, the screen of that device is 121 by 190; which fits almost exactly (allowing for error) into a 16x10 ratio. The body doesn't fit particularly well with current devices, it's either longer or wider than any we've seen so far.

While I'd hate to think of apple changing the screen dimensions, this had to be based on something.

Image (http://cl.ly/2x3T1p1c2r2c42300q01/giggles.png) Image (http://cl.ly/2D323G260X0j1M3u360o/giggles2.png)

Well 16:10 is actually quite close to 3:2 which can also be written as 16:10.67, so since we're judging from such a low resolution icon, it is perfectly within reason to keep the same aspect ratio as well as resolution.

Actually, I went to the German website to grab the full resolution screenshot, magnified 10x then rotated to straighten it up and measured up the rectangle display area and it's coming up nicely as 3:2.

http://s4.postimage.org/2038pb3z8/i_Phone_5.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/2038pb3z8/)

spacemanspifff
Sep 1, 2011, 07:40 AM
You people make me laugh!

So now your basing the design of the iPhone 5 on an icon in a software beta - really! I'm now waiting for the following post to appear: "Yeah and if you blow it up even more you can see that it also now includes a mico-usb port a pico projector and what looks like a built in pocket knife."

Look at the icon in the current version of iPhoto, looks pretty similar to me especially when you massively blow it up.

My @ss!

NZed
Sep 12, 2011, 11:02 AM
makes me think of the Samsung Galaxy SII
but thats not it